Melissa and John

    Things To Do

Things To Do

The Wedding Website of Melissa Chua and John O’Hara
Here are a few of our favorite places in the city we call our hearts' home.

Hotel Peter & Paul

2317 Burgundy,

A great place for tea and pastries. Plus, their Elysian Bar offers some delightful evening drinks in a courtyard next to a renovated church.

Bacchanal Wine

There is no better spot for quality wine and live music in a lovely outdoor setting with stringed lights and light fare.


1117 Montegut St,

A very special, romantic French date night spot. Eat your best meal among the stars.


601 Gallier St,

Must indulge in the praline bacon. And a Bloody Mary to go for a nice stroll over Crescent Bridge.

Molly's Rise & Shine

2368 Magazine St,

GREAT hangover food. Delicious.

Velveteen Lounge

2565 Bayou Rd,

Low-key, neighborhood spot for happy hour.

Carrollton Station

8140 Willow St,

A low-key, no-fuss spot for quality live music.


4905 Freret St,

Lovely, moody place. Fantastic mixology.

Bar Marilou

544 Carondelet,

Come here for a classy, late-night cocktail.

Café Du Monde

813 Decatur Street, New Orleans, LA 70116

Get your beignet fix right here before heading to Faulker House Books for a lovely morning.

Faulker House Books

624 Pirates Alley,

Satisfy your inner bookworm before heading to Pirate's Alley for some absinthe—a great place to people-watch the ghost tours of the french quarter.

Maïs Arepas

1200 Carondelet St,

A tasty lunch spot in central city.

Ashtanga Yoga Room

2521 Jena St,,

A lovely spot for some intensity.

Nola Yoga Loft

1115 St Mary St,

A cozy and welcoming community for your afternoon workout.

Wild Lotus Yoga

4842 Perrier St,

Another welcoming community if you're staying uptown!

Parleaux Beer Lab

634 Lesseps St,

Great brews...and also our after-party spot!


625 Chartres St,

Classic dinner date in the french quarter.

Superior Seafood

4338 St Charles Ave,

A truly spectacular, SUPERIOR oyster happy hour in uptown. A favorite of my UIUC mom and dad, John and Jennifer Clarke.

Pêche Seafood Grill

800 Magazine St,

Delightful upscale spot for quality seafood in the warehouse/arts district.